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Superwash Coming Soon!

In Dyeing on January 21, 2006 at 11:46 am

My superwash sock yarns are drying now and I’m pleased to offer a promo on my first skeins…click here to see! The superwash yarn takes the colours wonderfully and the yarn is so lovely and squishy…they are more like a DK weight than a sock yarn weight which means socks will knit up faster and the socks will be a little “thicker”.

You can also throw them in the washing machine! What fun…however, to preserve the colours, I highly recommend you add a teeny bit of vinegar to the wash so the colours “fix” more. They will “bleed” a little bit on initial wash (especially the reds) but don’t worry, vinegar helps to retain the colour and I’ve used washfast and lightfast acid dyes which means they are only losing the excess colour. I have rinsed and rinsed my skeins to get most of it out too and also given them a little rinse in a soap that’s supposed to hold the dye better so the colours really should stay just as vibrant if handled properly.

There’s a little hint of the new colourways coming! More blues, more greens, a yellow and blacks too…stay tuned…they just need to finish drying!

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  1. You do a beautiful job dyng all those yummy yarns. Keep um coming!

  2. This are all so pretty! I can’t wait to see them dry, and what you come up with next!!I am loving them all!
    Keep them coming!

  3. Go Roxanne!! Is this the yarn from the source I told you? It looks GREAT. I can’t wait to see it all skeined. I am working on your spindle by the way. So hope you can be patient! Lisa

  4. your dyeing and rapid mastery of the craft is very inspiring to a new dyer like myself. i hope you will repeat some of the colorways that have already made an appearance. so pretty!

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